Garlock Rubber Technologies (GRT) has nearly doubled the weight of individual, bulk-haulage conveyor belts it can produce for a wide range of industries, including agriculture, construction, mining, pulp and paper, chemical processing and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
“With the recent acquisition of a larger crane, we now have the capability to produce belts weighing up to 25 tonnes,” said Jeff Phillips, GRT sales manager, in an October 31, 2012 statement to media.
Phillips says the belts can run longer segments — 72″ wide and, depending upon construction, up to 1,500 ft. in length.
“Previously our lifting capacity was limited to 15 tonnes, which for longer belts required splicing, a difficult and not particularly desirable process,” he adds. “By keeping our 15-tonne crane in place, we have also been able to reduce set up and loading times in our finishing and shipping areas.”
Manufactured by R & M Material Handling Inc., the new crane was installed in early October 2012. It features wireless radio controls, integrated load cell readout, and standard safety features required by OSHA.
GRT offers the industry’s most extensive line of conveyor belt products. In addition it operates one of the industry’s most advanced technical laboratories for testing the physical, chemical and component properties of raw materials and finished products. Computer-controlled manufacturing assures the tightest gauge tolerances and quality control, and a wide range of capabilities are available for customizing products to users’ requirements.
About Garlock Rubber Technologies
Garlock Rubber Technologies, an EnPro Industries manufactures an extensive line of conveyor belt products constructed of polyester and nylon fabrics for the most demanding bulk-haulage applications. The company also manufactures a full line of sheet rubber products for sealing, protecting and cushioning. These products include slit-to-width skirtboard and chute lining, and other products for the construction, aggregate and conveyor belting industries, plus a complete line of cushioning products for road, bridge and building construction, and vibration isolation.